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A colorless, nonvolatile solid, XeO3, explosive when dry: in solution it is called xenic acid.

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High Spin Complex

Crystal field designation for an outer orbital complex, all t2g and eg orbitals are singly occupied before any pairing occurs.

Gem-dimethyl group

Two methyl groups of the same carbon atom.

Band of Stability

Band containing nonradioactive nuclides in a plot of number of neutrons versus atomic number.

Buffer Solution

Solution that resists change in pH, contains either a weak acid and a soluble ionic salt of the acid or a weak base and a soluble ionic salt of the base.

Electrochemistry

Study of chemical changes produced by electrical current and the production of electricity by chemical reactions.

Molecular Equation

Equation for a chemical reaction in which all formulas are written as if all substances existed as molecules, only complete formulas are used.

Crystal Lattice

A pattern of arrangement of particles in a crystal.

Ionization Energy

The minimum amount of energy required to remove the most loosely held electron of an isolated gaseous atom or ion.

Hydrogenation

The reaction in which hydrogen adds across a double or triple bond.

Conjugate Acid-base Pair

In Bronsted-Lowry terminology, a reactant and product that differ by a proton, H+.